Governance


Academy Commitee

The role of the Academy Committee is to be responsible for the strategic management of the school. They have the responsibility of making decisions regarding staffing, resources and budgets and are legally required to hold the senior management team of the school to account for the outcomes of the pupils which it serves.

Anne Biscotti - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Ms Anna Biscotti

Parent

Margaret Casey - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Mrs Margaret Casey
(Vice Chair)

Foundation

Dawn Parkes

Mrs Dawn Parkes

Staff Representative

Mrs Amanda McMichael

Parent

Michael Ewing - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Mr Michael Ewing

Foundation

Kath Gandy - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Mrs Kath Gandy

Foundation

Eileen Harvey - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Mrs Eileen Harvey

Staff Representative

Bernadette Kent - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Mrs Bernadette Kent

Foundation

Lawrence Phiri - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Mr Lawrence Phiri

Foundation

Karl Russell - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Mr Karl Russell

Executive Head

Geraldine Walker - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Miss Geraldine Walker

Foundation

Tony Whitehurst - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Academy Commitee

Mr Anthony Whitehurst (Chair)

Foundation

Academy Representatives Information

Scheme of Delegation
Academy Committee Representatives Meeting Attendance 2015-16
Register of Business Interests
Governance Structure

Pope John XXIII Catholic Multi Academy CompanyPope John XXIII Multi Academy Company

On the 1st March 2015, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School and Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Sports College became the Pope John XXIII Multi Academy Company.

We are proud to be known after the saint, who, in our own times, ‘opened the windows of the Church’ to the Holy Spirit and a new era, and delighted that, after months of preparation, our four schools embark on a new and exciting journey together.

Why have four of our local schools become an Academy Company? The Government is of a mind that all schools in the future will be Academies. Given the sea-change in the education system in this country, it seemed to the governors, staff and parents of our four schools that, after prayer, reflection and discernment, they should be proactive and embrace with enthusiasm the Multi Academy Company model which has been carefully thought out to secure the long-term future of our Catholic schools in rapidly changing times.

The structure and organisation of the new academy has a new and unfamiliar language about it. Overall responsibility for the four schools in the multi academy falls to the Board of Directors. The Governing Body of each school is now an Academy Committee and the Headteacher is now the Principal of the school.

We are not an academy chain, nor are we sponsored by any companies and the members of the Board of Directors are not salaried, and the company does not make a profit.

The Multi Academy model fits perfectly with our own Catholic theology and faith perspective. As our bishops stated in ‘The Common Good in Education’ of 1997: ‘no school or college is “an island, entire of itself.” It means that no governing body, no individual group of parents, has the right to disregard the good of another institution…..On the contrary, all are responsible for all. The duty to care for the other lies at the heart of the Church’s social teaching.’